Start your outdoor adventure by learning the basics of how to take care of yourself and the environment when you're exploring the outdoors, preparing a snack without a fire, tying basic knots, making a sit-upon, hiking a local park, caring for a scraped knee, and more.
Camp and Outdoors
View the Outdoor Progression chart for tips & ideas to challenge yourself in the Outdoors!
It’s time to try something new…
There’s so much to do, see, and explore with the GSCTX Outdoors Program.
You are strong, fierce and fearless. So get out there, dig in, and have the adventure of a lifetime. Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you soar among the canopies on a zipline. Go sky high, literally, and experience an epic adrenaline rush as you dive thousands of feet from the air while skydiving. Explore life underwater and learn how YOU can help protect the ocean when you go scuba diving. Test your strength and discover the warrior within when you conquer rock climbing.
There are so many opportunities for adventure with GSCTX Outdoors. What will yours be?
Within the heart of every Girl Scout is the desire to discover and explore her world. At Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Outdoor Adventures challenge girls to become future leaders who are adaptable and experienced, and who explore the great outdoors and beyond.
Want to embrace the outdoors with your troop but not sure where to start? The Outdoor Progression Patch (shown above) will walk you through the steps to leading your troop to outdoor success. Join the single match club, learn survival skills, go from “glamper” to backpacker – seven levels will keep you and your troop busy learning and becoming Masters of the Outdoors.
Download the full curriculum here, or click on the menu below to learn about each level of the patch.
Level 1: Fire Starter
Level 2: Nature Novice
Level 3: Adventurer
Level 4: Intermediate Camper
Level 5: Outdoor Explorer
Level 6: Expert Camper
Level 7: Master of the Outdoors
MORE OUTDOORS OPPORTUNITIES
While you're earning your Outdoor Adventures Progression Patch, we have even more outdoor exploration waiting just outside your door!
Intrepid Journey Program
High Adventure Team
Other Outdoor Events
OUTDOOR SKILL-BUILDING VIDEOS
Are you new to hiking and camping? Maybe a little nervous about taking girls on an outdoor journey for the first time? Don't worry! These videos from GSUSA will help you prepare for a fun, safe adventure with your girls. (And be sure to read our Safety Checkpoints for specific safety guidelines on everything from archery to whitewater rafting.)
Step by Step: Developing Outdoor Skills in Girls
Taking the Journeys Outside
Planning Your Troop's First Campout
Introduction to Campsite Set-up
Introduction to Cooking Outdoors
How to Leave No Trace Outdoors
Outdoor Songs and Games
Introduction to Fire Building